Berluti‘s Fall/Winter 2024 collection walks a tightrope between refined Parisian elegance and rugged outdoorsy vibes, proving that luxury thrives on unexpected juxtapositions. As the esteemed house prepares to dress Team France for the Paris Olympics, its runway offering transcends mere sportswear, opting for a sophisticated blend of workwear-inspired silhouettes and luxurious textural play.
Gone are the days of expecting a predictable parade of athleisure from Berluti. This season, the brand’s signature patinated leathers take on a workwear edge, adorning a mottled gray denim suit and seamlessly transitioning into a pair of Alessandro brogues with chunky rubber soles. Regular jeans, ready to be paired with quilted jackets or double-faced cashmere shirts, hint at a newfound practicality, while hiking and running influences shine through in sleek leather ankle boots with ribbed knit panels and the innovative Sky Running sneaker, a trail-inspired marvel with a Vibram sole.
But fear not, gentlemen, Berluti’s commitment to opulence remains unwavering. Burgundy biker jackets lined with mink and moss-green suede blazers are testaments to the brand’s enduring commitment to timeless luxury. And for the truly discerning collector, the limited-edition Berluti Editions “Rapiecé Reprisé” line reinterprets Olga Berluti’s 2005 mending technique, fusing patinated and scritto leathers with oversized hand-stitching. The ultimate indulgence? A set of three shoes, two stitched and one smooth, allowing you to mix and match textures with the playful spirit of a sartorial alchemist.
This Fall/Winter, Berluti’s message is clear: luxury is not limited to formal occasions or rigid silhouettes. It’s about embracing the unexpected, finding beauty in the mix of rough and refined, and expressing your individuality through textures that tell a story.